The Grand Presidents Cup held its inaugural tournament at Shingle Creek Golf Club on August 3. More than 40 SigEp golfers participated and raised over $5,000 for two causes: the Phillip A. Cox Volunteer Institute and Balanced Man Scholarships. Past Grand Chapter President Michael Williams, Memphis ’69, who also played Thursday morning, presented the Oklahoma Beta AVC with the trophy. The winning foursome from Oklahoma received nearly $2,500 for their chapter’s Balanced Man Scholarship.
Other funds went toward the Phillip A. Cox Volunteer Institute, which was established at the 54th Grand Chapter in Nashville, has impacted and trained hundreds of volunteers around the country. To date, the Institute has raised $818,000 toward a total endowment of $1,000,000.00.
Many of the golfers on Thursday were SigEp volunteers. District Governor Steve Chaneles, Connecticut ’83, knows the impact volunteers have in his region:
“Behind every sustainably high-performing chapter is an equally sustainable group of volunteers with an understanding of our model for success and a commitment to mentor our undergraduate members. The Cox Volunteer Institute is committed to helping our volunteers “pay it forward” to benefit our next generation of SigEps and is one of our important resources to ensure that our volunteers have the information and tools they need to be effective. “
In addition to the SigEps that made up the field, the tournament was honored to host Mike Bollinger and Jesse Hitt from Legacy Financial, SigEp’s chapter financial services provider, who generously sponsored the event.